Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Boston Triathlon 2017

On 7/30/2017, I did my first triathlon, The Boston Triathlon, sprint-length distance - 0.5 mile swim, 10 mile bike ride, 5.5 km run. It was a great time! Here is a photo of me from the bike portion:

I scraped the results database and made some graphs to see what I could learn about the athletes that completed this event. Here are some highlights:

My swim ranked 166 out of 574, or 29th percentile.

Here is a histogram with everyone's overall time. I am just about at the top of the bell curve.

Interesting, the correlation of age vs. overall time was weak - good news for aging triathletes.

Plotting individual event times against each other as a scatter plot showed much stronger correlation.

Here's the age breakdown of people that finished the race.

You can download my parsed results database here. The file extension is .mat, for MATLAB.

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